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ConMet updates wheel-end options and new driver app
ConMet's new electronic wheel hub disconnect will disengage electric motor from wheel end to improve efficiency and extend EV range.
February 26, 2023
New truck buyers dictate the portfolio planning of used truck buyers
Fleets that buy new trucks largely dictate the vehicles that second and third buyers will choose from, and that will soon include zero-emission trucks.
February 20, 2023
The long-haul segment is trucking’s biggest hurdle for electrification
Truckload Carriers Association Senior Vice President of Safety and Government Affairs David Heller warns that zero-emissions trucks are not ready for primetime as the Biden Administration pursues stringent zero-emission goals.
February 17, 2023
Soup of the day
There's a tangled web of overlapping acronyms to describe electric, hydrogen-powered and zero-emissions trucks, but somewhere along the line we would like to get back to just calling it a truck, right?
February 13, 2023
Electric Peterbilt 579EV 'perfect fit' for major utility with ambitious emission goals
All-electric Class 8 trucks had been confined to the ports in California until Southern California Edison recently announced the acquisition of their first electric tractor, a Peterbilt 579EV. Peterbilt expects other utilities to follow.
February 6, 2023
Jones Logistics acquiring Nationwide Express
Mississippi-based Jones Logistics announced it is acquiring 100-truck Nationwide Express. Also: TEC Equipment's Portland location is now a Mack and Volvo Certified EV Dealership; six fleets petition FMCSA for waiver to allow flashing brake lights
February 3, 2023
Electric trucks as-a-service provide low-cost entry into zero emissions
Fleet-as-a-service, vehicle-as-a-service...whatever the name, fleets can get around the high cost and headaches of transitioning to electric trucks by leasing through a company that can handle service, maintenance, charging and subsidies.
February 2, 2023
NHTSA begins process for side trailer underride guard rulemaking
NHTSA sends trailer side underride pre-rule to White House's OMB. Also: TA will partner with Electrify America to offer electric vehicle charging at select TA/Petro locations; severe-duty Autocar trucks recalled.
January 31, 2023
Penske is 'huge proponent of renewable diesel'
As pressure mounts to cut emissions, Penske Truck Leasing has switched all of its California locations to renewable diesel where they're not only lowering emissions but also cutting maintenance costs and seeing impressive performance gains.
January 23, 2023
Knight-Swift receives first battery-electric Kenworth
The truck will be used in the fleet's SoCal port operations. Also: Proposed legislation would change driver age requirements around port operations; Yellow graduated 1,000 students in 2022; new Women in Trucking leadership; more.
January 23, 2023
More testing needed with all-electric trucks and vans
Will two all-electric Freightliner eCascadias recently delivered to a retail fleet in Michigan reveal some of the same findings the author experienced with a 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning?
January 19, 2023
SOLD! panelists debate the heavy-duty powertrains of the future
The development and implementation of several alternative powertrains were addressed during an engaging panel at SOLD! Tuesday during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW).
January 17, 2023
As we start spending billions of dollars on new systems to responsibly keep our freight moving into the future, expect that tradeoffs and compromises will occur.
January 17, 2023
Michigan-based grocery chain testing EVs in cold weather
Grocery retailer Meijer is running two Freightliner eCascaida battery-electric trucks and keeping track of the impact of cold weather on their performance. Also: Cross-border freight up year-over-year in October; Driving Dynamics acquired; more.
January 10, 2023
NYC electric truck scores big on trash collection but 'conks out' while snow plowing
New York City Department of Sanitation reported that their Mack LR Electric performed 'extremely well' at refuse pickup but failed hard at required snow plowing.
January 9, 2023
Flatbed carrier adding Nikola BEV to fleet
PGT Trucking will use the battery-electric truck for a specific customer, operating on local, dedicated routes. Also: DOT raising fines for regs violations; Roadrunner announces latest transit time improvements; WIT seeks gender diversity feedback.
January 6, 2023
Amazon drivers 'love' electric vans co-designed with Rivian
A close collaboration between Amazon and Rivian is paying off as drivers and Amazon delivery service partners praise the high-tech electric vans for comfort and safety.
January 3, 2023
Move to electric trucks presents numerous infrastructure challenges
The results of recent ATRI research turned up three key infrastructure-related challenges that will impact truck electrification: U.S. electricity supply and demand, electric vehicle production, and truck charging requirements.
December 23, 2022
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Driver coaching and scorecarding
Eco-driving coaching can improve driver safety performance
A recent study on behalf of Isaac Instruments found that a 1% increase in the use of eco-driving technique cruise control is associated with a 3% reduction in the odds of a hard-braking event, which can reduce the odds of having a collision.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Knight-Swift, U.S. Xpress deal likely passes Go, 'near zero chance' it is a monopoly
Mergers & Acquisitions
Knight-Swift acquiring U.S. Xpress for more than $800 million
Texas-based project would give freight trucks priority at red lights
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